Despite Wider Commodity Weakness, Copper Remains Very Strong (JJC)

From David Dutkewych: It's been a difficult year if you have been investing in certain commodities. That's especially true if you bet on natural gas, sugar and cattle. All of those are down more than 10% this year.
NYSE:JJC September 1, 2017 6:19am

As Electric Vehicles Take Off, Is It Time To Buy The Global X Lithium ETF (LIT)?

From Sean Brodrick: The future is roaring straight toward us, and it's shifting into higher gear.
NYSE:LIT August 31, 2017 6:09am

Oil Markets Roiled As Hurricane Harvey Devastation Unfolds In Texas (USO)

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From Tyler Durden: Oil markets were roiled, sending gasoline prices surging on Monday after Tropical Storm Harvey wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast over the weekend, crippling Houston and its port, and knocking out numerous refineries as well as some crude production.
NYSE:USO August 28, 2017 10:46am

Oil Won’t See Significant Upside Ever Again, Unless Demand Increases (USO)

From Gregory Brew: For oil prices to rise, demand must increase. That's the gist of a new article from Forbes' contributor Jude Clemente.

How To Hedge Against Permanently Low Oil Prices (USO)

From The "paradox of plenty," natural resources are both a gift and a curse to emerging economies. Rather than providing a flourishing economy, often the result of discovering an abundance of new resources is quite the opposite.
NYSE:USO August 27, 2017 7:24am

Lower U.S. Rig Count Spurs Oil Price Bounce (USO)

From The number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States fell this week by 6 rigs. Combined, the total oil and gas rig count in the US now stands at 940 rigs, up 451 rigs from the year prior, with the number of oil rigs in the United States decreasing by 4 and the number of gas rigs decreasing by 2.
NYSE:USO August 26, 2017 7:50am

The Global Materials Sector Is Suddenly Running On All Cylinders (DBB)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: It may be an overlooked fact that the global materials sector is the best performing sector over the last three months (up 8.6%), the second best performer over the last month (up 2.7%) and the third best performer over the last week (up 1.3%).
NYSE:DBB August 25, 2017 6:20am

How Have Alternative ETFs Performed This Year? (DBC)

From Invesco: In this chapter of my "summer school" blog series, I take a look at what investors might expect from alternative investment performance. (Part 1 reviewed what alternative investments are, and Part 2 explained why investors should consider adding them to portfolios.)
NYSE:DBC August 24, 2017 12:01pm

Why China Is In Control Of Oil Prices Now (USO)

From Irina Slav: U.S. shale has taken a lot of headline space recently as the biggest headwind for oil prices and the highest stumbling block for OPEC's efforts to prop them up by cutting production.

As Commodities Bottom, Gold Looks Poised To Lead The Way (GLD)

From Palisade Research: In the last couple of years, we have seen the majority of commodities bottom out, finally seeing some signs of life. The majority of the rebounds occurred from late-2015 to early 2016.
NYSE:GLD August 17, 2017 6:37am

Here’s One Reason To Be Bullish On Oil (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: One of the key objectives for OPEC is to bring down inventories, a goal that has been elusive this year. But if the oil futures curve is anything to go by, the oil market is showing signs of tightening.

How To Ride The Wave Of The Base Metals Rally (DBB)

From Sean Brodrick: I sure hope you've read our Monday column "Shocking Forecasts for 2017-2022." If not, be sure to do so here even before you read mine below. I say that because they're so directly related -- and so amazingly timely.

Will Copper’s Strength Help Struggling Commodities? (JJC)

From Chris Kimble: Ole Doc Copper has struggled since 2011, as it created a series of lower highs. Over the past 90-days, Doc Copper has experienced some impressive upside action.

Why Invest In Alternatives?

From Invesco: As highlighted in my previous blog, What are alternative investments, I'm embracing the spirit of summer school with a series of four blogs reviewing the basics of alternative investments.

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